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About us - Doctors

Here you have an overview of the doctors of the Center

Dr. med. Sven SchröderDr. med. Sven Schröder (born 1962 in Hamburg) completed his training as a specialist in neurobiology at the Charité in Berlin and in Hamburg at Altona General Hospital, at the Klinikum Nord and primarily at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). From 2000 on, he was in charge of one of the largest TCM practices in Hamburg. He received his TCM training in acupuncture, medicinal herb therapy and tuiná at the German Society for Traditional Chinese Medicine (DGTCM) and Societas Medicinae Sinensis (SMS). During several long-term stays in China he deepened his knowledge by shadowing older doctors. Schröder is a lecturer for the master’s degree course of studies in TCM at the University of Porto. He chairs the Quality Circle for Acupuncture and TCM of the Hamburg Medical Chamber and the Hamburg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. He has an authorization for postgraduate medical education in acupuncture and neurology from the Hamburg Medical Chamber. His own research work focuses on neuroprotective and neuroregenerative effects of TCM. His research on acupuncture in cases of polyneuropathy has found attention in international neurological journals.

Gesa Meyer-HammeGesa Meyer-Hamme (born 1970 in Hamburg) studied medicine at the Semmelweis University in Budapest and in Hamburg. She completed her training in acupuncture and Chinese medicine with the DGTCM. After living for several years in Brazil she worked in general medical practice in Hamburg. Since 2010 she has been working at the HanseMerkur Center for TCM at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. She is involved in carrying out the clinical trial on “acupuncture in diabetic polyneuropathy”.

Elisabeth BuhlmannElisabeth Buhlmann (born 1968 in Lingen/Ems) studied human medicine at the University of Mainz. She trained in neurology in Meppen. From 2004 to 2011 she worked as a TCM doctor in the Center for Traditional Chinese medicine in Karlsruhe. She received her TCM training at the German Society for Traditional Chinese Medicine (DGTCM) in Heidelberg.

Dr. med. Ilona OstwaldDr. med. Ilona Ostwald (born 1964 in Altdöbern) studied medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin from 1983 to 1989. She specialized in general practice in Frankfurt am Main, gaining a PhD from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in 1997. In 1994 she began her acupuncture training at DÄGfA (German medical association for acupuncture) and has an additional qualification in naturopathy, homeopathy and acupuncture. She did her TCM training in Chinese phytotherapy with DGTCM. From 1997 on she had her own general practice with a focus on acupuncture in the Hamburg area. Since 2015 she has been part of the team at the HanseMerkur Center, where she attaches importance to the symbiosis between western and eastern medicine in everyday treatment.

Tuiná therapists

Florian TakataMichael JoossFlorian Takata and Michael Jooss are the Center’s tuiná specialists. They have either studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in China or are state-qualified masseurs with additional training in tuiná. All three therapists have many years of experience of treating patients using this Asian manual therapy in which pressure and grip techniques reach various levels in the body and trigger healing reflexes in the skin and muscles.

Dietary consultant

Angelika MaierAngelika Maier (born 1969 in Salach) graduated in nutrition science from Münster Technical College in 1999. She then worked for two years in quality control and product development for a Hamburg SME in the food sector before becoming a dietary consultant for a health food store in Hamburg. Since 2010 she has worked as a dietary consultant on Chinese dietetics at the HanseMerkur Center for TCM at the UKE.

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